George Saunders won the 2013 Story prize for his collection Tenth of December.
I love that book. Such great news for a wonderful writer and a very nice man.
Also, here’s the LA Times Book Prize Finalists.
You might be thinking this looks more like the site for Dragon*Con, and if you know anything about Bouchercon, you may be thinking there is a cool mysterious bar at the top of the egg, and a rocking hotel at the base.
While I was out wandering the mountains of Georgia, someone was typing up and submitting their review of Not Waving, Drowning for the inimitable Kirkus Review. I am pleased to report, I do NOT suck. I did not star, but neither did I crash and burn.
Here it is. One stop shopping for answers to the quaetions you’ve been asking yourself.
*insert hauntingly mystical soundtrack here*
Links to posts by David Gaughran, found on his blog: Let’s Get Digital.
More good news for the independent publisher and more options for us readers who don’t want a LIST to tell us who and what we should be reading!
Though, boy oh boy this book looks good.
I inserted a few paragraphs from the novel my agent is shopping in NY, We’re Not Waving, We’re Drowning. Hello HOTSHOT MARKET SAVVY EDITORS????
I was lucky enough to slip in unnoticed two summers ago to an elite and rather expensive Summer Workshop in Southampton. Okay, so I wasn’t unnoticed. I came with vodka.
And this was the thing, I have never been one of those crazed band groupies,
Another person I wished I’d had the pleasure of meeting.
From the NYT 3-20-09 By WILLIAM GRIMES (read complete here)
“We are not after all intended to be consumed.”
So begins Lionel Ziprin’s “Sentential Metaphrastic,” a “poem in progress” of more than a thousand pages.
OUR YEAR OF 2008 AS COMPARED TO THE XXIX OLYMPIAD
This year was a series of trials, sort of like the Olympics, but with less Chinese food and more Southern accents.
We had our technical challenges,
I try to read 52 books a year. This year I took a month off and still managed to read 63, but according to the NYT, I am not the best person to ask about books.
Their recent list of the 100 most notable books of 2008,